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Passion From Her Heart is Taking Care of Yours

February 21, 2020

Passion From Her Heart is Taking Care of Yours

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I tell parents when I first meet them that they’re going to become experts in the heart,” smiles Kristen Ethridge, a pediatric nurse practitioner with the pediatric cardiac surgery program. Kristen (pictured second from left) poses with other cardiac nurses from the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Cardiac nursing has been a passion of mine since […]

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Tags: cardiology, featured, nursing, pediatric cardiology


Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

January 10, 2020

Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

By uclahealth uclahealth

After spending much of his early life in hospitals, Jackson Verner lived out his dream as UCLA Kid Captain, charming everyone along the way.

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Tags: featured, kid captain, neurology, pediatrics


ChatterBaby, an app that helps parents know when and why their baby is crying, used in new research

December 30, 2019

ChatterBaby, an app that helps parents know when and why their baby is crying, used in new research

By uclahealth uclahealth

ChatterBaby, a mobile app developed at UCLA that analyzes the acoustics of a baby’s cry to identify it as fussy, hungry or painful, has been used in new research exploring the ‘mystery’ crying of colic. The cause of colic – episodes when an otherwise healthy infant cries for three to four hours a day for […]

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Tags: ChatterBaby app, Dr. Ariana Anderson, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior


Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

December 7, 2019

Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza

When Luis Diaz was diagnosed with leukemia at age 16, he never imagined that his daughter would face a similar battle more than a decade later. Luis’ daughter, Jazmine, then age 2, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones. Luis […]

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Tags: featured, pediatric cancer, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Early Intervention Proven to Promote Skills in Young Children

November 13, 2019

Early Intervention Proven to Promote Skills in Young Children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Early intervention provides services that support children from birth to age three who have, or are at risk for, a developmental delay or disability. Early intervention is highly effective at helping children learn new skills and overcome challenges. When is a child eligible for early intervention services? By law, parents and caregivers in California can […]

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Tags: developmental delay, developmental disability, early childhood intervention, early intervention program, featured, pediatrics, UCLA Early Intervention Program, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Stronger, Faster, More Coordinated

October 24, 2019

Stronger, Faster, More Coordinated

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I didn’t play a sport before, so I didn’t have really good coordination,” confesses 14-year-old Shania Jemison, a ninth-grader at Culver City High School. Culver City High partnered with UCLA Health for the Sound Body Sound Mind Program. “We didn’t have an area to go to the gym after school, and this program is helping […]

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Tags: featured, fitness, fitness gyms, healthy living, Sound Body Sound Mind, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind


Thriving Body, Happy Mind

October 24, 2019

Thriving Body, Happy Mind

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Sound Body Sound Mind is a program that really enhances kids who aren’t affiliated with sports,” explains Brandy Peacock, PE and softball coach at Culver City High School. “This program is an opportunity for the students to get free range of the weight room, and for them to get opportunities to go to a gym […]

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Tags: featured, fitness gyms, healthy living, high school, high school gyms, UCLA Sound Body Sound Mind


Pediatric Nurse Uses Her Own Cancer Experience to Forge Connection with Patient

September 20, 2019

Pediatric Nurse Uses Her Own Cancer Experience to Forge Connection with Patient

By uclahealth uclahealth

When 11-year-old Debbie Flores arrived for her first appointment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, she searched the room for a friendly face. Meeting for the first time, her eyes landed on Amy Bell, a pediatric oncology and hematology nurse. Debbie, who was to undergo her first chemotherapy treatment for the pre acute lymphoblastic leukemia she’d […]

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Tags: featured, nurses & staff, nursing, pediatric cancer, pediatrics


UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

September 18, 2019

UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

By uclahealth uclahealth

Two UCLA doctors have received grants totaling $500,000 to fund research into treatments for pediatric cancer from Hyundai Hope On Wheels.

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Tags: featured, pediatric cancer


More Active, More Capable

September 10, 2019

More Active, More Capable

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I feel like I’m more active now,” reflects Mia McKinley, a 9th-grader at Culver City High School, which partners with UCLA Health for the Sound Body Sound Mind Program. “I ran track in 7th grade but took a break in 8th grade. I was out of shape, and I knew this would push me to […]

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Tags: featured, healthy living, high school gym, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind